R.E.D Centre up and running

In a very exciting development for the Central Australia Health Service, the new Alice Research Education and Training Development (R.E.D) Centre is now operational at Alice Springs Hospital.

The $5.185 million required to build the facility was funded by the Commonwealth Government’s Health and Hospital Fund 2011.

The two-storey building houses a 100-seat theatre, two 25-seat training and tutorial rooms, two clinical simulation rooms, two video-conference rooms, student computer hubs, a student lounge and offices.

The R.E.D Centre highlights Alice Springs Hospital’s growing role as an education hub for nursing and medical trainees and complements the branches of the Flinders Medical Centre and Baker IDI Institute already located on the site.

Up to 300 students will have access to the purpose-built clinical teaching and training centre and the new facility will allow local people undertaking post-graduate studies to work and learn in Central Australia without having to travel interstate to further develop their skills.

Nurse Education Consultant Sharon Cassidy and Nurse Educator Mark Dunn share a laugh while demonstrating resuscitation techniques in the R.E.D. Centre simulation room